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2022 Supplemental Security Income Update

THE Social Security payment schedule reveals when people can expect huge checks and when to ask for money if they haven’t already.

SSI recipients include adults and children with disabilities or blindness whose income and resources are below specific financial limits.

SSI payments are also made to people age 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial requirements.

The average SSI benefit is $621 per month this year, up $34 from 2021. That works out to $7,452 each year.

The monthly maximum for SSI is $841 per month for an individual in 2022, or about $10,092 per year.

“For most Social Security benefits, payment dates are based on your date of birth. We issue SSI payments at the beginning of the month,” the Social Security Administration explained in a recent Tweeter.

To apply for the boost, visit the SSA website, call, or visit your local Social Security office.

Read our Supplemental Security Income live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • How to apply for survivors’ benefits, part three

    To apply for mother’s or father’s benefits, the Social Security Administration states that you must prove your eligibility by providing the following documents:

    • Proof of worker’s death
    • Your birth certificate or other documents proving your birth
    • Proof of your U.S. citizenship or legal alien status
    • Evidence of US Army discharge papers
    • Your W-2 forms and/or self-employment tax returns for the previous year
    • Marriage certificate
    • Final Divorce Judgment (if you are applying as a surviving divorced parent)
    • Child’s birth certificate
  • How to apply for survivors’ benefits, part two

    According to the Social Security Administration, to apply for widow/widower or divorced surviving spouse benefits, you must prove your eligibility by providing the following documents:

    • Proof of worker’s death
    • Your birth certificate or other documents proving your birth
    • Proof of your U.S. citizenship or legal alien status
    • Proof of US Army discharge papers (if you did your military service before 1968)
    • Your W-2 forms and/or self-employment tax returns for the previous year
    • Final Divorce Judgment (if applying as a surviving divorced partner)
    • Marriage certificate
  • How to apply for survivors’ benefits

    According to the Social Security Administration, to apply for child benefits, you must prove that the child is eligible for benefits by providing these documents:

    • Proof of the worker’s marriage to the natural or adoptive parent of the child if the child is the worker’s son-in-law
    • The child’s birth certificate or other proof of birth or adoption
    • Proof of the child’s U.S. citizenship or legal alien status if the child was not born in the United States
    • W-2 forms and/or self-employment tax returns if the child had income in the previous year
    • If the worker is deceased, proof of the worker’s death and U.S. military discharge papers
  • 2022 social contributions schedule, part four

    Here is the 2022 payment schedule from October to December:

    October 2022 payments

    • Second Wednesday: October 12
    • Third Wednesday: October 19
    • Fourth Wednesday: October 26

    November 2022 payments

    • Second Wednesday: November 9
    • Third Wednesday: November 16
    • Fourth Wednesday: November 23

    December 2022 payments

    • Second Wednesday: December 14
    • Third Wednesday: December 21
    • Fourth Wednesday: December 28
  • 2022 Social Security payment schedule, part three

    Here is the 2022 payment schedule from July to September:

    July 2022 payments

    • Second Wednesday: July 13
    • Third Wednesday: July 20
    • Fourth Wednesday: July 27

    August 2022 payments

    • Second Wednesday: August 10
    • Third Wednesday: August 17
    • Fourth Wednesday: August 24

    September 2022 payments

    • Second Wednesday: September 14
    • Third Wednesday: September 21
    • Fourth Wednesday: September 28
  • 2022 Social Security payment schedule, part two

    Here is the 2022 payment schedule from April to June:

    April 2022 payments

    • Second Wednesday: April 13
    • Third Wednesday: April 20
    • Fourth Wednesday: April 27

    May 2022 payments

    • Second Wednesday: May 11
    • Third Wednesday: May 18
    • Fourth Wednesday: May 25

    June 2022 payments

    • Second Wednesday: June 8
    • Third Wednesday: June 15
    • Fourth Wednesday: June 22
  • 2022 Social Security schedule

    Here is the 2022 payment schedule from January to March:

    January 2022 payments

    • Second Wednesday: January 12
    • Third Wednesday: January 19
    • Fourth Wednesday: January 26

    February 2022 payments

    • Second Wednesday: February 9
    • Third Wednesday: February 16
    • Fourth Wednesday: February 23

    March 2022 payments

    • Second Wednesday: March 9
    • Third Wednesday: March 16
    • Fourth Wednesday: March 23
  • SSI Payment Schedule

    The 2022 payment schedule for SSI is as follows:

    • February 1st
    • 1st of March
    • First of April
    • April 29
    • June 1
    • July, 1st
    • August 1
    • September 1st
    • September 30
    • November, 1st
    • 1st December
    • December 30
  • Additional Payments, Part Three

    The following states do not provide a supplement:

  • Additional Payments, continued

    In these states, Social Security administers some categories of state supplements, and the state administers other categories of supplements:

  • Additional payments

    The following states pay and administer their own additional payments, in addition to the basic federal monthly SSI payment:

    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arkansas
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Minnesota
    • Missouri
    • Mississippi
    • Nebraska
    • New Hampshire
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Caroline from the south
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
  • State Supplements

    The basic maximum monthly SSI payment for one person is $841, according to the Social Security Administration, and if you’re a couple, you’ll receive $1,261.

    And you can get more if you live in a state that completes the federal SSI payment.

    Amounts vary by state but, for example, New York offers an additional $87 per month for individuals or $104 for couples.

    Elsewhere, Alabama couples can get a $120 boost.

  • When is next year’s COLA determined?

    The 5.9% increase for 2022 was determined on October 13, 2021.

    The next COLA increase for 2023 will be determined in October 2022.

  • Medicare portal in preparation

    A portal for health insurance claimants is also being developed which will target ways to save money on health care and medication.

    “You should be able to apply for Social Security benefits without having to go to a Social Security office and ask Medicare to proactively contact you with the tools you need to manage your health and save money” , Joe Biden told reporters before signing a new executive order.

    Other Americans who receive benefits like food stamps will also find it easier to receive them and confirm their eligibility and income, Bloomberg reported.

  • Millions of people cannot apply online

    Millions of Supplemental Security Income applicants cannot apply for their payments online.

    Beneficiaries include people over the age of 65, but they are unable to file applications online.

    Applicants should contact their local Social Security office or file their claim by phone at 1-800-772-1213.

    Hearing impaired applicants can contact 1-800-325-0778.

    After applications are submitted, Social Security Administration bosses will review the document to see if applicants are eligible for SSI.

  • Supplement to social security benefits, continued

    It’s crucial to start saving for retirement as soon as possible, whether through an employer-sponsored 401(k) or a regular or Roth IRA.

    You’ll benefit from compound interest, which is money earned on interest if you start saving for retirement early.

  • Why supplement Social Security benefits?

    People’s retirement savings were supposed to be supplemented by social security.

    Retirement income is described as a “three-legged stool” by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS).

    This “stool” consists of Social Security, a retirement plan, and individual retirement savings through accounts such as a 401(k) or Individual Retirement Account.

    Since the 1980s, however, fewer companies have offered pension plans to their employees. The employee is now responsible for saving for retirement.